High-Density Wavy Kerf
Snow grip and traction is maximised even after the intermediate period of wear. This is due to seven blades being in each block which extends the total block edge length.
Multi 3-Dimensional Kerf
Enhanced block stiffness is achieved through applying 3D kerfs which maximise the edge effect.
Zig-Zag Traction Grooves
Snow traction and braking performance is improved by expanding the point of intersection through three zigzag grooves.
2 Step Tie-Bar
Preventing the circumferential blocks from leaning whilst ensuring block stiffness is enabled with an interlinking step-tie bar increasing the stability of high-speed driving. Block stiffness is maintained after the intermediate period of wear.
Triangle Locking Edge
Rolling is reduced through minimal movement between blocks achieved by four semi-grooves. Enhanced traction is therefore obtained which provides increased mileage.
Saw-Toothed Edge Design
Braking is improved on icy and snowy road surfaces by maximising the edge effect.
Auxiliary Ice Grip Slits
Cornering performances on snowy roads is improved through auxiliary claw-shaped slits on the shoulder.
Wide Tread Width
Increased by 8% compared to the previous product.
Optimized Pentagon Block
The enlarged pentagon block is optimized for winter performance by evenly distributing the load across the surface area.
New tread compound
Improved profile design with stiffness control contour theory (SCCT) technology
Long Distance for Highway, Comfortable Road Condition, Maximum Mileage Long haul segment tires operating on long distance are designed to endure long-distance, high-speed travel (mostly linear driving maneuvers). For these products, belt durability is one of the most important features so that the models can endure heat buildup resulting from long-distance, high-speed driving.
Medium Distance for local Road Condition, Optimal Long Tread Life Regional haul models are designed for mid- to long-distance travel that is usually covered within a day. The models feature the greatest variety of driving conditions as well as the most varied vehicle type, travel speed, and deadweight tonnage.
City Bus, Urban Traffic City traffic segment models are used mostly within city premises with shorter travel distance. The repeated travel in/between section(s) involves frequent and multiple stop or stop and go motions, making the tires particularly vulnerable to abrasion.
Mixed Service, Off Road
On & Off, Construction Used primarily in construction or building sites, on & off segment models are designed for shorter travel distance and sometimes divided into on & off (with off road ratio of less than 10%) and off (with off road ratio of 10% or higher) road categories. On & off tires are used mostly for dump trucks that drive rather slowly.
Mud & Snow
Snow Winter segment models have reinforced the snow/ice traction feature of ordinary regional haul segment products. The models are divided into several groups according to each region’s snowfall and snow properties. As such, various usages are available according to the regional preferences.